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(WHTC Holland)   The 337 people who thought right now was a great time to board a Norwegian cruise ship are in for the shock of their lives   (whtc.com) divider line
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5230 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Jul 2020 at 8:50 PM (2 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2 days ago  
On the one hand, how dumb do you have to be to get on a cruise ship right now?

On the other hand, if I was in Florida, and it's get on board or stay in Florida, I'm probably headed up to the Lido deck with streamers. Bon voyage!
 
2 days ago  
Are they trying to catch the 15:37 flight to Oslo?
 
2 days ago  

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2 days ago  
When will people learn???

I guess that's why they have the Darwin Awards

I wonder what "award" you get for just getting really messed up...but not actually dying.

They don't pay attention to ya unless ya croak.
Being laid up is just "unfortunate" and forgotten.
 
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Yeah, that didn't actually happen.  I don't have any responsibilities and my bills are on auto-pay so I thought about taking a chance back when things first started to shut down.  But every cruise was significantly more expensive than they were a few years ago.  Like a 12 day Panama cruise I got for $500 in 2016 (and dropped to $400 just before sailing) was $750 and a day shorter.  I figured for $50, I'd risk being marooned at sea for weeks or months to have a story to tell in my dotage but I wasn't gonna pay a premium for that.
 
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So it was a cruise out of Norway, not Norwegian Cruise Line. I was confused because I knew NCL isn't sailing again until around September (officially, but no doubt that won't happen either).

I had a late January cruise on NCL (a chartered one) that's been postponed until November 2021.
 
2 days ago  
It's never a good time for a cruise.
 
2 days ago  
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Gotta collect 'em all!
 
2 days ago  
How nature says "do not touch"

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2 days ago  
I'd love to see one of those monster-class cruise ships set up for social distancing. Everyone gets their own floor of rooms, their own restaurant, etc :P
 
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I know, what kind of monsters spells 'hospitalization' with an 's'?
 
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I know, what kind of monsters spells 'hospitalization' with an 's'?

 
2 days ago  
Set a course for adventure.
 
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2 days ago  
Cruises suck. If I wanted to be in a metal can full of people bobbing around the ocean I'd still be in the Navy.

They'll surely get a credit for another trip. That other suckers will subsidize.
 
2 days ago  
i mean id buy that boat if it was for sell at market value (close to 0 now) , with all the compartment cabine you can turn that thing into a decent livestock carrier.
 
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You forgot rum and the lash.
 
2 days ago  
Even BEFORE Coronavirus it was never a good time for a Norwegian cruise.
 
2 days ago  

bluewave69: i mean id buy that boat if it was for sell at market value (close to 0 now) , with all the compartment cabine you can turn that thing into a decent livestock carrier.


Livestock can still get covid. Good luck getting cows to social distance
 
2 days ago  
People are confusing the giant floating cities with Norway's coastal ferries, aka Hurtigruten ("fast route").  The latter are much more modest, and a wonderful experience.  They range from old-fashioned woodsy steamers to modern craft carrying cargo and cars, cruising past 1000 mountains and 100 fjords, stopping at dozens of picturesque towns often accessible only by sea.

The ships are charming, super-clean, with great food.  Cabins are pricey, but if you've brought a sleeping bag, you can sleep on one of the decks, no problem.  And because Norway gets the Gulf Current, a coastal summertime can be as warm as Malibu on a perfect day.  Which can last until midnight, very eerie, the air is oddly energizing.  Watching a slow-motion tsunami of clouds pour over the Lofoten Islands is like a Disney dream.  Hurtigruten is also the Scandiwegian secret for amazing romantic encounters.

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Even if I couldn't leave ship to visit Norway's beautiful ports, staying on the Hurtigruten for 2 weeks would still be a great trip.  And probably far healthier than being cooped up in Los Angeles, currently with 188,481 coronavirus cases, and 4,621 deaths.  The entire country of Norway is still at 255, unchanged for the past 10 days.
 
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